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Celebrate National Poetry Month with this retrospective by Dana Gioia.

This collection of phenomenal poetry is hailed as a major career retrospective. With new poetry along with his most famous work, 99 Poems: New & Selected by Dana Gioia (Graywolf Press, $24) is a tremendous example of the finest combinations of words. Gioia is the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and is currently the poet laureate of California. In honor of National Poetry Month, go out to your local bookstore and find this book. It will certainly be worth the adventure.

—Matt Keliher, manager, Subtext Books